Happy New Year

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Wishing you a very Happy New Year and a prosperous 2012

Many people have given me this advice … to stay safe and be careful on the roads. It is sad isn’t it but this time of the year is the worst for accidents and tragedies.

If we are fortunate to travel safely and be in good health then this is also the time to give thanks for our blessings. To seek opportunities to assist those in need. And if we are struggling, then it is the time to seek help and support from others. Making the decision though is often difficult.

New Years Eve

What did you get up to for New Years Eve?  If you’ve been busy travelling for the holidays you may no doubt have chosen to have an early night.  Or did you stay up to midnight to see in the New Year?  If so, did you sing the traditional Scottish song “Auld Lang Syne”?   Auld Lang Syne is said to be roughly translated into “Once upon a time”.

An interesting song, and you can sing along to it below with the BBC Symphony.

We got together with a couple of friends for New Years Eve and it was brilliant fun!  We started with a late dinner, then some live piano music, some chatter, some card games … and in no time at all it was midnight – time then for the bubbly and the pandoro (heated in the oven) with icing sugar and whipped cream.  Super scrumptious!

New Beginnings …

What are your new years resolutions for 2012? Have you made them yet or still contemplating? I’m still working on mine, but the usual fitness idea had snuck back in again! On New Year’s Eve it is also a time to reflect on the past year, as well as to make plans for the new year. In 2011 I discovered the writings and videos of John Maxwell, and have found the daily videos very inspiring. If you are interested to see the video John Maxwell recorded for New Year’s Eve, just click here to view it.  Or click here, to see his video on “Beginnings” for New Year’s Day.

Enjoy the festivities and holidays, and best wishes!

Published by Alice Letts

Online training for parents and children. Online piano and music tutoring. Online tutoring for English as a Second Language (ESOL) with an emphasis on pronunciation. Online meditation coaching for parents and how to incorporate meditation into daily family life.

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